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Hotell Barken Viking
Ranked #15 of 68 Hotels in Gothenburg
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Welcome Aboard”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was delighted to find from my guide book that Barken Viking offered accommodation and so booked a night's berth on this magnificent ship, permanently moored alongside at Lilla Bommen in Gothenburg. I was equally delighted at my reception and by the cabin which was beautifully presented and had a really nautical feel, especially the bathroom which was done as a wet room with "wooden" flooring. One thing that makes you feel to be at sea is the slopey floor. This takes some getting used to but I think is a great feature. I didn't dine in the restaurant but the breakfast was excellent with the orangiest orange juice I had on my holiday. The bar on deck is a lovely concept but seems to operate to some extent separately from the hotel, being open for public access and there seemed to be little seating provision and shelter only for the staff. I retreated below with my drinks to the charming "library" which had comfy chairs, books, board games and nautical pictures. Delightful.

Room Tip: Port side looks onshore, starboard looks out over water.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

It was a very nice experience being hosted in a boat so close to the city center. The Hotel staff was so friendly and helpful. The room is very spacious and comfortable.
The price was more than reasonably.
Thank you so much.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Uppsala, Sweden
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

Very charming and rustic sailing boat-made-hotel. We spent a few days here for a small work meeting, and everyone really enjoyed the unusual setting, especially our international guests. The food was good, the meeting rooms adequate - but this was made up for by the service from the staff which was exceptional.

The receptionist helped us book dinner as well - and I have rarely eaten better. It was fantastic, amazing, wonderful food - to-die-for lunch at the Gothenburg Opera, a truly unique dinner at the River Cafe, and traditional lunch at Swedish Taste.

The quality of the rooms is not that great, though, especially the bath rooms, and I did feel slightly seasick due to the floor leaning! The beds were very comfy, though, so I can't complain too much.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

A beautiful, city-famous boat. Central position, close to the station and the city centre, but the pier is a little careless... Nice room, and nice breakfast; unfortunately wifi is available (for free)only in the hall, it doesn't work in the room.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Emanuele F, Chef at Hotell Barken Viking, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Many thanks for kind you review of Barken Viking.
I am sorry that you had trouble with the Wi-Fi connection which is supposed to work everywhere on board. We are otherwise pleased to hear that you enjoyed you stay and look forward to welcoming you soon again.

Sincerely,

Emanuele & staff at Barken Viking
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Turin, Italy
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96 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very nice experience, to be hosted in a real, floating boath, walking only 3 meters far from mainland..!
quite excellent confort, no noisy nor crowded at few walking minutes from city center and bus/train Hub.
wide choiche of tipical and international food at brekfast, more than reasonably price... what else?
suggested!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Emanuele F, Chef at Hotell Barken Viking, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thank you!
We are happy to hear that you liked Barken Viking.

Sincerely,
Emanuele & staff
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Kortrijk, Belgium
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had a business stay for one night, it was a nice and unique place to stay in such a special place with unique views and surrounding, Should have been fine to have a bar in the evening which is open to have a drink

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Emanuele F, Chef at Hotell Barken Viking, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thank you!
Nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
Sorry to hear that you missed the Barken Viking Boat Club,
Dinner deck, bar & grill.
Our summer concept is now opened and here to stay until August 11th.
We are of course considering to have the bar opened all year around.

Warm welcome!
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

This was the best and most unique hotel we found in our 2 weeks of travel. The staff is very helpful and friendly, and the boat is fun to explore. I only wish the bar/restaurant had been open during our visit. Highly recommend to anyone going to Gothenberg!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Emanuele F, Chef at Hotell Barken Viking, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thank you!
We are pleased to hear that you loved your stay.
Our restaurant is now opened, sorry you missed it :-)

We hope to see you soon again on board.

Sincerely,

Emanuele & Staff
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Additional Information about Hotell Barken Viking

Property: Hotell Barken Viking
Address: 10 Lilla Bommens Torg, Gothenburg 411 04, Sweden (Formerly Hotell Liseberg Barken Viking)
Location: Sweden > West Coast > Vastra Gotaland County > Gothenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Gothenburg
#10 Family Hotel in Gothenburg
#10 Romantic Hotel in Gothenburg
#16 Business Hotel in Gothenburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotell Barken Viking 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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